In Spring 2021, 580 faculty members completed the UFF-FSU Faculty Poll.
Highlights from the survey!
- 80% felt that across-the board raises for cost-of-living increase should be a high priority.
- 54% felt that UFF should work towards advocating for healthcare (31% a lot; 23% all it can)
- 59% felt that UFF should work towards advocating for retirement benefits (31% a lot, 28% all it can)
- 72% opposed or strongly opposed legislation that would allow university presidential searches to be in secret.
- 87% opposed or strongly opposed legislation that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry guns on campus.
- 64% agree or strongly agree that FSU administrators have inappropriately high salaries compared with FSU faculty.
- 69% agree or strongly agree that participation in faculty governance is an ethical obligation and engage accordingly.
- 51% agree or strongly agree that assignments to teach online should be given only to faculty who volunteer to teach online.
- 79% feel very positive or somewhat positive toward the UFF-FSU Chapter.
In the comments:
- Salary compression is getting worse and worse.
- Teaching professors have significantly lower salaries by about $20K than the national average.
- Important to get tuition scholarships for spouses and dependents.
- We need more tenure lines, and with a special focus of hiring African-American, Latinx, and Indigenous tenured / tenure-track faculty.